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Saddle nose is a condition where a weakening or loss of nasal cartilage in the bridge of the nose causes a depression, or saddle shape, in the midsection of the nose. Also called nasal dorsal collapse, this deformity is especially noticeable when the nose is viewed in profile. Several conditions can weaken or deteriorate the nasal septum cartilage, including trauma, drug use, prior septoplasty procedures and certain medical conditions, like Wegener’s granulomatosis. Dr. Eric Cerrati offers saddle nose repair surgery at his South Jordan and Salt Lake City offices.

Drooping nasal cartilage can cause other changes in the nose that only exacerbate its appearance, such as a drooping or pointing tip. Ultimately, the nasal bridge can collapse complete from lack of support and cut off breathing. Due to the serious nature that a lack of nasal function presents, saddle nose repair surgery is typically recommended as early as possible to repair minimal damage and strengthen the nasal framework to prevent further deterioration.

Utah Corrections for Nasal Bridge Deformity

Each patient’s case of nasal dorsal collapse receives treatment tailored to the extent of the problem. As with all reconstructive or cosmetic procedures, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Early onset saddle nose conditions may be treated with dermal fillers. Other options include surgical implants, including bone or cartilage. When cartilage must be transplanted, it is typically taken from elsewhere in the body, like the ear or ribs. Implanted material is used to rebuild the framework for the nasal bridge.

Dr. Cerrati possesses the necessary skill and expertise to perform these nasal reconstruction procedures to correct any form of nasal bridge deformity. He is a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with years of training and experience in this field of medicine. You can trust the superior skills and artistic touch that Dr. Cerrati brings to each procedure. Contact one of his Utah offices today to schedule a saddle nose repair consultation.

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!